Book Review: The Lunar Chronicles #4 Winter - Marissa Meyer
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Series: The Lunar Chronicles
Author: Marissa Meyer
Pages count: 635 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Faiwel and Friends
Year of publish: 2015
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.
It's been a while since I was addicted with some series. This series--The Lunar Chronicles--is a definition of an addictive series for me. It was just like marijuana. I just couldn't put it down when I red it. Of course, this is too much. LOL.
Going back to the third book, Cinder and the Rampion Crew had been success to kidnap Kai from the wedding ceremony. Ugh, I didn't know what would happen if Kai and Levana was literally married. It would be a big disaster for the earth. After the explanation of Cinder's Plan to claim her throne, Kai agreed to help. Well, actually, all of them didn't have any choice. That's why, the plan had to be as smooth as they thought. Although, the Rampion Crew was not completed. Sybil Mira had been kidnap Scarlet and it made Wolf unstable. Then, Thorne became blind because of a hard knock in his head. With this condition, Cinder tried as much as possible to be confident and could defeat Levana.
On the other hand, there was a young princess that lived in Artamesia. She was very beautiful and everyone admit it. Of course because of jelousy, Levana decided to destroy the beauty. There was some scar in the princess' face. Her name was Winter. She was a kind princess. She was very lovely and as a Lunar, Winter tried to not use her ability. Because of that, sometime she became mad. Fortunately, there was Jacin, Winter's guard and childhood friend. Then, they had feeling for each other. Sadly, Levana didn't accept this. Even, she accepted what Thaumaturge Aimery proposal to marry Winter. Ugh, what a bad mother she is!
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I have to admit that Winter is more thrilling then the other three books. Containing 635 pages, the journey in this fourth book was very long and quite unexpected. Although I could feel the struggle of Cinder to gain trust from the Lunar citizen, I felt that Cinder's way was too much easy. Ahh, I have to admit too that I could feel some missing link in the story. Even though I didn't know what is that. As a retelling Snow White Story, I should appreciate what Meyer's do. It's really amazing to know how Meyer execute her story. It was really amazing. I didn't regret it.
Then, about the cover, I really love it. I have to emphasize it. I really like the design. It was simple but cool. I wonder who is the designer. Although this book is quite thick, I could read it only in two days. LOL. Maybe I could do that because I was very curious with the story!
Ehm, I have to tell you also, that this book is not only about action or thriller event or what. But, this book is a romance too. You could find the relationship between Winter-Jacin, Scarlet-Wolf, Cress-Thorne, and of course Cinder-Kai. I was a little bit annoyed when Kai finally marry Levana. Ugh, I hate that ceremony. It was disgusting... I wonder, how much old Levana is? Sigh.
After all, this book is still interesting and worth it to read.
Puji P. Rahayu